Adebayor spotted at Villa

Adebayor does not appear to have a future at Spurs under Mauricio Pochettino having featured just three times in the Premier League in 2015, and with Villa looking for a new striker to replace Christian Benteke, a move could suit all parties.

Adebayor has not travelled with the rest of the Spurs squad for their game in Denver against the MLS All-Stars and reports suggest he has been at Villa’s Bodymoor Heath training complex.

A move to Villa would reunite him with Villa boss Tim Sherwood, under whom he enjoyed some success at White Hart Lane.

Adebayor fell out of favour when Andre Villas Boas was Tottenham head coach, but following the departure of the Portuguese and the appointment of Sherwood in November 2013, Adebayor was reinstated into the first team and scored 14 goals in 24 appearances.

Once Sherwood left at the end of the 2013/14 season, replaced by Pochettino, the Togo striker again found himself out of favour and behind Harry Kane in the pecking order.

Adebayor saw a potential loan move to West Ham collapse on the final day of the January transfer window and has been made available by Spurs who are keen to offload the former Arsenal striker to free up space and wages to bring in a forward more in keeping with Pochettino’s style.

Adebayor joined Tottenham from Manchester City in August 2012 for ??5m after a successful loan spell and during his four years at White Hart Lane he has scored 35 goals in 92 Premier League appearances for the club.

Should he join Villa, he will become Sherwood’s eighth signing of the summer, following??Jose Angel Crespo, Scott Sinclair, Micah Richards, Mark Bunn, Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Ayew.